Relieve Your Pets Back Pain with Acupressure
Based on the same theory as acupuncture, acupressure has been used widely in the East for at least 3000 years. In China, it is currently practiced even more widely than acupuncture. Conventional medical studies and thousands of years of clinical experience have shown that acupressure:
- Relieves muscle spasms
- Builds the immune system
- Strengthens muscles, tendons, joints and bones
- Balances energy to optimize the body’s natural ability to heal
- Releases natural cortisone to reduce swelling and inflammation
- Releases endorphins necessary to increase energy or decrease pain
- Enhances mental clarity and calm required for focus in training and performance
- Resolves injuries more readily by increasing the blood supply
Some health problems can be aggravated by acupressure if you are working around an injured area. Do not apply acupressure directly to wounds, bruises, cuts or surgical incisions, you could damage tissue and increase pain. However, it can be helpful to press points that are near an injury in order to increase circulation in the area. Use only the points that are not painful. If your pet indicates he is in pain when you touch a point, you are too close to the injury.
This is not meant to be the only treatment for your pet but to enhance the treatment plan you have developed with your veterinarian.
Acupoints to Relieve your Pets Back Pain with Acupressure
BL 40- Master point for lower back, hips, and hind end. It’s located in the Popliteal Fossa, on the back of the rear leg, behind the knee, in the depression in the middle of the crease of the knee.
Benefits: It reduces pain, stiffness, and constipation. Relieves back pain.
BL 60- “aspirin point”. Location: in depression at base of Achilles tendon, between tendon and ankle bone, in the skinny part of hock.
Benefits: It’s a pain reliever & relaxes muscles
CV 6- Sea of Energy Location: On the midline of the belly.
Benefits: Boosts immune system, relieves lower back ache, fatigue, constipation, replenishes energy reservoirs.
B 23- Sea of Vitality Location: On the middle of your dog’s side, locate the last rib, then go straight up to the spine. Find the point in the indentation beside 2nd lumbar vertebra.
Benefits: Fortifies the immune system as well as relieves lower back ache and fatigue.
GB 34– in the depression just under the head of the fibula.
Benefits: Strengthens the tendons and ligaments of the whole body, helps in weakness of lower legs, numbness/paralysis, and arthritis- ONE OF THE “INFLUENTIAL” POINTS
TW 5- Outer Gate Location: Run your hand down the outside of a front leg. The point is in the indention between the bones, about a sixth of the distance between the wrist and elbow.
Benefits: Improves immune system, ear problems, nausea, vomiting, stiffness in head, shoulders and neck, regulates and relaxes entire body.
Using the above points can help to Relieve your Pets Back Pain with Acupressure.